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Rose used to believe that lifting weights would make her look bulky and less feminine. As she grew older she realized that she was looking physically softer and began training with a trainer. Through her journey, her perception of resistance training and becoming physically fit changed completely. Rose wanted to share her knowledge and took on the career to educate others with the same misconception. She became certified in CHEK Exercise, Twist Conditioning and Athlete Performance. Helping people make lifestyle changes, which also affect their family’s lives, is priceless to Rose. She wants to do everything to make her clients’ journey fun, less frustrating and successful that by the end of their journey, they too will become certified healthy people.
Pat Yee had always been active with sport and recreation activities, until a motor vehicle accident brought her to a halt. Pat was able to rehabilitate her extensive injuries and experience the incredible benefits of exercise and active rehabilitation. Pat’s health profile dramatically improved; she became stronger, returned to a healthy weight, and no longer had pain. During this process Pat uncovered her desire to help others learn how proper exercise can reduce stress, improve mood, give energy, strength and confidence. She became passionate to share the great, natural benefits of exercise with people! Pat is an experienced personal trainer and group fitness instructor since 2004, helping a broad spectrum of clients of varying ages. Pat has worked with cancer survivors, diabetics, hip/knee replacements, stroke survivors, metabolic disorders, heart disease and more. Pat enjoys helping new exercisers, and her specialty is working with active aging clients – people who want to move well, stay strong for daily activities and any recreational pursuits, to enjoy a long, healthy, quality life.
Tim’s combined experience in the field of active rehabilitation, personal training, and traveling has broadened his ability to conquer challenges and goals for himself and his clients. As a Registered Kinesiologist through the BCAK, Tim will guide you through progressive exercises, postural training, functional movements, and practical techniques outside of the gym to help you get back on track in life. Having trained a wide variety of clients, Tim enjoys and takes pride in helping individuals achieve successful post-injury rehabilitation, improve body-image, enhance athletic performance, and pass the RCMP PARE. No matter your situation, his positive attitude will find a way to inspire you.
Ryan was one of the first eight people in Canada to be certified through the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Tactical Strength and Conditioning Facilitator, with the specific goal to improve performance and decrease injury of law enforcement and other first responders. His training base encompasses those looking to gain muscle, lose weight and move better – whether you are a police officer, a 9-5 desk jockey, or just want to ‘be the best version of yourself’. Ryan has completed two Performance Mentorships through the world renowned EXOS/Athletes Performance, sits on the board of educational advisors with the Canadian Fitness Education Services, and is a prominent educator and coach. ‘Sarge’ is constantly striving to keep ahead on new developments in training in order to provide the best possible experience for Oval members and clients.
Christa’s fitness journey began with group fitness and individual conditioning and then progressed to personal training and specializing in yoga fitness. She demonstrates her commitment to continuing education with additional training in Yoga, Athletes Performance and Functional Movement Systems, which has fueled her passion for athletic movement, safe practices and performing to one’s highest potential. As a Master Trainer with YogaFit Canada, she integrates yoga movements and breath into her sessions with clients to bring balance and awareness. Christa aspires to have her clients see their potential; to work hard and do their best within their abilities, to see results and experience the benefits and to let go of limiting beliefs.
Linda has been actively involved in the fitness world for many years. She believes that health and fitness are all about building confidence, self-esteem and feeling great about oneself. She continues to develop her fitness knowledge through educational courses and workshops such as the Agatsu Kettlebell Instructor course, Exercise and Rehabilitation for hip, knee and ankle and Functional Movement Systems. She often works with Third Age clients that have age related functional issues. Linda’s passion is to motivate and inspire people of all levels, abilities and ages to enjoy and sustain an exercise program fitted to their particular needs, abilities and aspirations. Linda was fond of Martial Arts in her youth and currently works hard on her award winning Tai Chi skills.
All his life, Chris has had a passion for fun and action, and a fascination with the ever-amazing human body. Active in a variety of sports through his youth, then delving into music and art through his teens, he returned to school for Human Kinetics as an adult to pursue health and fitness as a career. 15 years later, his ambition remains the same: help people in their pursuit of a healthy, active lifestyle. Chris brings his fitness knowledge, life experience and appreciation for fun into all fitness endeavors – from one-on-one and partner personal training, to high-energy group fitness classes, his aim is to help you get of your comfort zone, challenge your perceived limits, and keep working on becoming the better, stronger, healthier YOU. Chris now takes the same approach to helping the Richmond Oval Personal Training team be successful every day and continue to grow, teach, support, and help others achieve success – the goal all fitness professionals should strive for!
Jill believes everyone has the potential to find their strong, if they search for it. Her background in weightlifting and yoga allow her to draw from all aspects of the physical and mental sides of fitness. Her passion: helping people become more aware of their body, how it moves, finding their strength, endurance, balance, and power. You are only as strong as you choose to be, and by creating a solid foundation, anything is possible.
Jennifer’s journey of being active started at a young age through competing in various track and field competitions, practicing dance routines and now she can be found perfecting her aerial arts skills in the studio. Jennifer is passionate about the wonders of the human body and its limitless possibilities. She supplements her education through Continuing Education Courses through the American Council of Exercise. Her commitment is to help her clients reach to the next level of what they thought was possible and discover the champions in them.